Departing Skype Exec Gillett to Become Head of “Value Creation” at Silver Lake

Mystery managed, as the British exec might say!

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Top Skype Exec Mark Gillett Departs Microsoft

According to an internal memo sent this morning to employees, top Skype exec Mark Gillett is leaving Microsoft. Sources said that Gillett — who is corporate VP for Skype, as well as its Lync product — has another job he is headed to, although the memo did not mention where he was going. Gillett, who is responsible for Skype’s product, engineering and operations globally, has been with the online telephony company for several years, including before Microsoft bought it. Previous to that, he worked at private equity giant Silver Lake in Europe.

Twilio Names New Chief Revenue Officer

Another new hire to round out Twilio’s C-suite.

Twilio’s New Queue Command Offers Hope to Those in the On-Hold Wasteland

We’ve all been there, waiting too long for help from a company on the phone. A better experience is coming in software.

Skype’s Tony Bates Talks About Talking Online: The Full D10 Interview

How’s life for the Internet telephony giant inside the Redmond borg?

Twilio Taps Say Media Vet Kirkpatrick as CFO

Global expansion means it’s time to get serious about managing the finances. But first? Build a Twilio app.

Silver Lake Grabs Large Minority Stake of WME to Push Digital Initiatives

Hollywood meets Silicon Valley. Again.

Cloud-Based Phone Software Start-Up Twilio Taps Former Jive Exec as Its CMO

Not clear on what Twilio is all about? Then someone has her job cut out for her.

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Twilio Nabs $17 Million More in Funding From Current Investors

Twilio, whose technology lets developers build telephony and messaging into their apps, announced Wednesday that it has raised $17 million from Bessemer Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures — two of its existing investors. The San Francisco-based company, which has around 100 employees, plans to use the money to help fuel continued hiring and international expansion.

Fetchnotes Wants to Get Your “To Do” List Out of Your Head

Start-up Fetchnotes is trying to use an armload of APIs to build a mainline between your real brain and the one you keep on the Internet.